203 x 270 x 23mm
The Puffin Twentieth-Century Collection of Verse brings together some of the finest and most magical children's literature from the twentieth century. This wonderful anthology will take you on a journey through the century, starting with the contemporary voices of Benjamin Zephaniah and Grace Nichols and moving back in time to the classic poetry of Thomas Hardy. Featuring over seventy poets, each individual voice speaks with resonance and clarity. All are complemented with illustrations by a host of talented artists whose evocative images perfectly reflect the diverse contrasts of subject, mood, style and form. A brilliant and essential collection of verse, this volume stands alone in recognising the richness and wealth of poetry for children throughout the twentieth century.